CK001 Japanese Nakiri Kitchen Knife Shirogami Steel 165mm – Kawamura Sanjo Yoshimune [$106.00]

BrandSanjo Yoshimune by Kawamura
Knife TypeNakiri
Blade SteelShirogami#1 (Carbon)
HardnessAround 62 HRC
Double beveled edgeFor right and left-hand users
HandleChestnut wood 
Blade Length165mm (6.5inch)
Total Length310mm (12.2inch)
Weight151grs (5.32oz)
CountryMade in Japan

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It has a rustic beauty, Sanjo Kawamura Carbon steel Nakiri knife.

For 50 years, Master Kawamura has manufactured handmade knives in his workshop. His work was broadcast by national TV channel NHK. 

Mr. kawamura is currently in his 70s and has no successor, so his knives are expected to become rare in the future.

Forged enough to perform maximum steel quality, and the shape is beautiful as an art. Shirogami carbon steel is not stainless. To avoid oxidation, please wash and dry after use.

Nakiri knife is mainly used for cutting vegetables.

  1. Blade  : The edge of carbon steel called Shirogami is integrated in stainless steel. Shirogami is a steel manufactured by Hitachi Metals used for traditional Japanese knives. It is easy to rust, but it is sharp and easier to sharpen than a stainless steel knife.

  2. Handle : Chestnut wood with plastic in classic shape (For use with right hand).


  • Keep clean and dry after use.
  • Do not use for any frozen foods or bones.
  • Not recommend to clean in dishwasher.
Rated 4.7 out of 5
4.7 out of 5 stars (based on 3 reviews)
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Rated 4.0 out of 5

An attractive knife with some heft and that cuts well. The profile is less fully flat than some Nakiris but this doesn’t take back from the cutting experience. The tsuchime finish is unique and very pleasing to the eye.

Rated 5.0 out of 5

I received the nakiri made by Mr. Kawamura in excellent condition.

The first impression of how it looks and feels in my hand was great. Looks beautiful, feels comfortable, it’s very stable and well-balanced. The test was even better! It passed all kinds of paper-cutting tests, and of course, it cuts all types of vegetables effortlessly and precisely. This is my first nakiri ever, and I will use it in my kitchen on a daily basis for sure. I will take good care of this knife to make sure it will serve for a long time. Hats off to Mr. Kawamura for his amazing work, and thank you for your professional service.

M. Szavin
Rated 5.0 out of 5

I have received the knife today. It is a fantastic knife like the other one I have.

Thank you very much.

Tomasz W.